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    Re: Left-handed sextants
    From: Bill Murdoch
    Date: 2001 Apr 23, 17:15 EDT

    Every sextant I have ever seen is left handed.  My right hand grasps the
    sextant handle.  My left hand has a watch on its wrist, a ball point pen
    between its fingers, and turns the micrometer screw.  When everything is
    right, I let go of the micrometer screw, glance at my watch, write the time
    and the Hs on the underside of my right forearm, and continue on holding the
    sextant in my right hand.  The dexterous one does all the fine work.  The
    other does the grunt work.
    Anybody know if John Hadley was left handed?
    Bill Murdoch

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